Wyoming had an recruit take an official visit on Friday from Larry Nance Jr. from Revere HS in Richfield, OH. The athletic wing has been someone who has sprung late on a lot of schools radar after going through large growth spurt. He now sits 6-7 and 210 lbs. He averaged 18 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 3 blocks this past year. If the name sounds familiar then would be correct.
His father Larry Nance played for the Phoenix Suns and Cleveland Cavaliers and won the first NBA dunk competition. His nickname was the "The High-Ayatolla of Slamola", that is back when nicknames were long and incredible. Just don't confuse him with CBS play by play guy Jim Nantz.
The elder Nance attended Clemson University where Coach Shyatt spent four years as head coach. Shyatt never coached Nance but I'm sure the alum had plenty of contact with the coach of his alma mater. There are plenty of schools that are recruiting Nance Jr. including almost the entire MAC. Currently he holds offers from: Akron, Central Michigan, Kent State, Toledo and Western Carolina.
Michigan was very high on him but they ran out of scholarships available. Nance is also set to visit Oregon as well. The competition for Nance is big but Coach Shyatt and his staff have shown that they can bring in quality recruits like they did with Lekan Ajayi.
Here is a highlight video from a game this past winter.